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8.3 the poet x image Contemporary LGBQT Reviews Romance YA

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

August 14, 2018

With a heart full of unheard lyrics, Xiomara wants nothing more than to write her poetry and share it but instead she keeps her mouth shut. She lives with her very religious family in Harlem and with daily catcalls from both boys and men and her mother’s disapproval, Xiomara needs an escape from her caged life. She finds it in slam poetry but balancing her passion with her parents’ idea of being a good girl turns out to be an impossible task.

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9 ARCs Contemporary Mental health Reviews YA

The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I by Carolyn Mackler

August 8, 2018

Just as Virginia is starting to get her life back together after her brother’s date-rape charge, her world is shattered once again. She doesn’t love her boyfriend – but how can a “fat girl” break up with a popular boy? On top of her romantic concerns, her brother is once again in trouble as his case takes an unexpected turn that the family didn’t see coming.

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9.3 Fantasy Middle grade Reviews Thriller

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

July 20, 2018

When Coraline’s family moves into a flat in a shared house, she’s bored and in need of adventure. One day she finds a passageway to another world through a door in the living room. At first it seems like a perfect replica of her house, her garden, her parents and her neighbors only a lot more interesting. But something is wrong, something is very wrong in this world and Coraline is the only one who can fix it.

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10 Contemporary Mental health Reviews Thriller YA

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

July 17, 2018

Cadence is part of the prestigious Sinclair family. She’s the first born grandchild and heir to the money and the family island, Beechwood. Everyone knows of the Sinclairs and how noone outside the family is welcome. They’re a beautiful family made of blonde hair, distinguished features and an obsession for owning pretty things. There are no losers, no broken minds and they’re all normal…

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8.7 Contemporary Reviews Romance YA

One by Sarah Crossan

July 10, 2018

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins, joined at the waist, defying the odds of survival for sixteen years. They share everything and they are everything to each other. They would never willingly choose to be parted. For them, that would be the real tragedy. But starting a new school as conjoined teenagers can make it hard not at least imagine a “normal” life with dates and walking through the hall without having people stare at you. When the twins’ health starts to tremble, they have to make an impossible decision.

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7.7 Adult Reviews Thriller YA

Art in the Blood (a Sherlock Holmes Adventure) by Bonnie MacBird

July 5, 2018

Sherlock Holmes is left in a sad state after a disastrous Ripper investigation. His loyal friend Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend – until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris. Mlle La Victoire, a beautiful French cabaret star writes that her young son has vanished, and she has been attacked in the streets of Montmartre. They discover that the missing boy is just the tip of a very large iceberg filled with shady characters, illegal children workers and a stolen statue that has authorities on highest alert.

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